What Is Remote Sensing?


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What is remote sensing?

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1. What is passive sensing?

2. What is active sensing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The use of remote sensing includes a number of details, and this quiz and worksheet can help break them down for you. Quiz questions ask you about types of sensing, data collection, and characteristics associated with sensing images.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to review:

  • Differences between active and passive sensing
  • Data that can be collected via remote sensing
  • Analyzing remote sensing images

Skills Practiced

You'll have the chance to practice important skills, like:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the phrase remote sensing
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics like active and passive sensing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how data is recorded using active sensing

Additional Learning

If you are interested in studying more about this topic, be sure to watch the lesson called What Is Remote Sensing. It will help you:

  • Understand how remote sensing is used
  • Learn about advantages of using this practice
  • Identify examples of active and passive sensing